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Preconference: Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum


August 24, 2020 ~ Omaha, NE

This day long forum is designed specifically for EHS professionals with a comprehensive look at the practices and disciplines necessary to keep a plant operating safely and within the environmental parameters established for it by permits, state and federal regulations. The agenda offers a sweeping look at everything from environmental and safety agency priorities to staff training and finally to energy and water sustainability.

General Registration

If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.

Forum Registration $495.00
Producer Rate $395.00

Not included with FEW registration, separate registration required
*Price includes admission, food and beverage, to the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Grand Opening & Welcome Reception on Monday night


Monday, August 24

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome
  • Chandler Taylor, Vice President, Barr Engineering
8:40 am – 9:30 am EPA Region 5 and 7 Air Quality Priorities and Activities
  • Nathan Frank, Acting Region 5 Branch Chief Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement
  • Eric Sturm, Owner & Lead Consultant, Air Regulations Consulting LLC
    Five Important EPA Letters to Know Regarding the Clean Air Act in the Last Year
9:30 am – 10:00 am Aligning OSHA Priorities with the Top Health and Safety Challenges in Ethanol Manufacturing
  • De'aaron Arnold, Minnesota OSHA
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am Presentation
  • Speaker To Be Announced
11:00 am – 11:30 am Inspect Yourself So You Can Correct Yourself
  • Jessica Buckley, Project Manager, RTP Environmental Associates Inc.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Energy and Water Sustainability of the U.S. Biofuel Industry
  • May Wu, Principal Environmental Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Understanding Water Pollutant Investigations and Properly Deploying Necessary Corrective Actions
  • Abby Morrisette, Environmental Engineer, Barr Engineering
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm State of the Art Ethanol Plant Stack Testing Protocols
  • Dan Despen, President, Interpoll Laboratories
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Current Status of Process Safety Management/Risk Management Program Compliance in the Ethanol Industry
  • Shawn Zablocki, Owner, Z2 Safety Solutions LLC
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Deploying State of the Art LDAR for Best-in-Class Plant Tank Inspections
  • Collin Sheffied, President, Bloc Environmental Solutions
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion: Leveraging the Best EH&S Thinking Inside Your Operation to Guarantee Employee Safety and Environmental Compliance
Moderator: Chandler Taylor, Vice President, Barr Engineering
  • Jessica Karras-Bailey, Principal, RTP Environmental Associates Inc.
  • Katie Hill Brandt, Senior Analyst, Merjent
  • Steve Schleicher, Vice President Renewable Services, Pinnacle Engineering
4:30 pm Adjourn
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo Opening Reception
Registered attendees to the Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception

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